Posts tagged ‘Cinema tropical’
It’s hard to name a specific year as the launching-point of the renaissance that Latin American cinema has experienced over the past decade. What is hardly debatable, however, is the significant increase in exposure and presence that the cinema from that region has accomplished in such a time-span. The last ten years have proved to be tremendously influential for Latin American films and the people who make them, providing opportunities that were unimaginable a generation before. Previously hindered by an imposing multitude of production difficulties, the films that were able to get made would face the near impossible task of finding screens at home and abroad. This is hardly the case today, and New (more…)
May 4–15, 2011
The first decade of the 21st century has witnessed an unexpected and astonishing film renaissance throughout Latin America. Largely influenced and inspired by the so-called New Argentine Cinema, and propelled by creative hybrid models of production, a young and enthusiastic generation of filmmakers is drastically changing how the region (more…)
The Museum of Modern Art, May 4-16, 2011
Featuring the One-Week Theatrical Release of HISTORIAS EXTRAORDINARIAS and a Special Ten-Year Anniversary Screening of 25 WATTS
The Museum of Modern Art is honoring the work of the New York-based non-profit media arts organization Cinema Tropical with a program of acclaimed Latin American films promoted by Cinema Tropical in the past decade. This film series celebrates not only the work of the organization, but also an extraordinary decade of Latin American film. The past ten years have witnessed an unexpected and astonishing film renaissance throughout Latin America. Largely influenced and inspired by the experience of the so-called New Argentine Cinema and propelled by creative hybrid models of production, a young and enthusiast generation of filmmakers are drastically changing how the region is seen and represented on the big screen. (more…)
From January 8 through February 2, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents Ahora!: Latin American Cinema Now, a series of eight films sampling the latest trends from one of the most exciting frontiers of contemporary world cinema. Seven of the eight films (all but BROTHER & SISTER) are Chicago premieres.
The major political and economic shifts that have occurred south of the border in the last decade have been (more…)
“Latin American cinema has reinvented itself once again” said Carlos Gutierrez, co-founding director of Cinema Tropical. Throughout the last ten years, Latin American filmmakers have established themselves as ambitious and clearly discernable voices in the cinematographic landscape.
This was the reason, according to Gutierrez, for bringing to life the first ever Cinema Tropical AWARDS that will be presented today at the TimesCenter in New York City. The presentation will honor ten distinguished film productions from the region.
Gutiérrez believes this is truly an exciting moment for Latin American cinema. An extensive list of young filmmakers has emerged from and gained international acclaim for their diverse, artistic, and innovative work. New York based Cinema Tropical—an established purveyor of Latin American cinema—hopes this cutting edge event will have international impact and will help draw even more attention to the creative output from Latin America.
This October, Cinema Tropical has organized a series of events celebrating Latin American cinema that kicked off last week with an insightful panel discussion with Chilean director Sebastián Silva (The Maid). It also includes the publication of a book of essays about the nominated films, a product of a special partnership between Cinema Tropical and Jorge Pinto Books.
The highlight of the ten-day program will be tonight’s AWARDS ceremony, with Triple nominated Lucrecia Martel from Argentina and Mexican director Carlos Reygadas to attend. (more…)
The words “blockbuster,” “Oscar,” and “sold out” don’t always enter into the genre of foreign film. But they did in Latin American movie-making in the last decade. Two films starring Mexican heart throb Gael García Bernal—the 2000 thriller Amores Perros and the 2001 romp about a romantic road trip, Y Tu Mamá También—raked in millions in their first weeks on the screen. City of God, the 2002 Brazilian film from directorial duo Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, received four Academy Award nominations and had a later life as a TV show. Guillermo del Toro’s El laberinto del fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth), which looks at Spanish fascism through a magic realism lense, got three Oscars for his film in 2007. (more…)
MUST SEES Arts & Film / April 20 – 27
April 20 (6-9 pm) Fiction/Fact in Brazilian Documentary Film. The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU presents a panel discussion featuring Sandra Kogut, Consuelo Lins, and Beatriz Jaguaribe and the screening of Diary of a Crisis (2010). At 712 Broadway, Department of Performance Studies, 6th Floor, Room 613.
April 20 (7.30 pm) Latin American Cinema. Videoteca del Sur Presents Pescadores de Estrellas (Marcela Rincón, 2007) and Tambores de Agua (Clarissa Duque, 2009), the first is an animated love story between two children from a Colombian-African community, the second tells the story of the Venezuelan descendants of African peoples. At the Millenium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th Street. (more…)